The Mute

Robert Board (director, photographer)
Neyle Morrow (starring)

N.p. N.p., 1959. Vintage borderless photograph of Neyle Morrow from the 1959 experimental short film. From the estate of director Robert Board, who took the photograph.

In addition to creating numerous short films beginning in the 1940s, Board was an actor, puppeteer, and man about town in Hollywood's heyday. His recollections are featured in a chapter of Paul Zollo's "Hollywood Remembered: An Oral History of Its Golden Age."

"The Mute" tells the story of a deaf-mute who serves as a deckhand on a salvage tug, and his desire of connection with those around him. The film purportedly had a small screening at Cannes in 1960, though no official record we could find exists.

7.5 x 9.5 inches. Very Good plus, with light creasing.

[Book #144808]